Department of Commerce July 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges From India; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-14781
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a new shipper administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain forged stainless steel flanges (stainless steel flanges) from India manufactured by Micro Forge (India) (Micro Forge). The period of review (POR) covers February 1, 2006, through July 31, 2006. We preliminarily determine to apply an adverse facts available (AFA) rate to Micro Forge's U.S. sale. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit argument in these proceedings are requested to submit with the argument (1) a statement of the issues; and (2) a brief summary of the argument.
Honey From the People's Republic of China: Extension of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-14778
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is extending the time limit for the preliminary results of the administrative and new shipper reviews of honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). These reviews cover the period December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006.
Marine Mammals; File No. 633-1778
Document Number: E7-14672
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Center for Coastal Studies, Principal Investigator: Richard Delaney, has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 633-1778.
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E7-14669
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: E7-14668
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a joint request from Tradewinds Furniture Ltd. (``Tradewinds Furniture'') and Tradewinds International Enterprise Ltd. (``Tradewinds Intl.''), the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture (``WBF'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). We preliminarily find that Tradewinds Furniture is the successor-in-interest to Nanhai Jiantai Woodwork Co. (``Nanhai Jiantai''), but that Tradewinds Intl. is not the successor-in-interest to Nanhai Jiantai's affiliated exporter, Fortune Glory Industrial Limited (``Fortune Glory'').
Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in Ex Parte Appeals
Document Number: E7-14645
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office proposes changes to the rules governing practice before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in ex parte patent appeals. The changes are needed to permit the Board to handle an increasing number of ex parte appeals in a timely manner. The proposed rules seek to provide examiners and Office reviewers with a clear and complete statement of an appellant's position at the time of filing an appeal brief so as to enhance the likelihood that appealed claims will be allowed without the necessity of further proceeding with the appeal, minimize the pendency of appeals before the Office, minimize the need for lengthy patent term adjustments in cases where claims become allowable as a result of an action by the Board in an appeal, provide uniform treatment of requests for an extension of time filed after an appeal brief is filed, and make the decision-making process more efficient.
Science Advisory Board; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E7-14581
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday August 22, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday August 23, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the web page http:// www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Mystic Hilton Hotel, 20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, Connecticut 06355, pending approval of a purchase order. Please check the SAB Web site http:// www.sab.noaa.gov for confirmation of the venue. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30- minute public comment period on August 22 (check Web site to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by August 15, 2007 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after August 15, 2007, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) the Merger of the Ocean Exploration and National Undersea Research Programs; (2) the Results from the Ocean Exploration Advisory Working Group Workshop on Planning the Maiden Voyage of the Okeanos Explorer; (3) Nekton Studies around Bear Seamount; (4) Extended Continental Shelf Exploration; (5) Update on the NOAA Response to the External Review of NOAA's Ecosystem Research and Science Enterprise; (6) Report on the NOAA Response to the National Research Council Decadal Survey; (7) Update on the NOAA Response to the Hurricane Intensity Research Working Group Reports; (8) the Results of the SAB Climate Working Group's Climate Observations and Analysis Program Review; (9) Report on the Recommendations from the Data Archive and Access Requirements Working Group; and (10) Updates from SAB Working Groups on Partnerships, Fire Weather Research, and Social Science.
Availability of Seats for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 07-3680
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS or Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for both primary and alternate members of the following seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Education, Fishing, Hawaii County, Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Native Hawaiian, and Research. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosphy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the are affected by the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 2-year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter.
Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India
Document Number: E7-14596
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Marine Mammals; File No. 486-1919
Document Number: E7-14588
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a request for a permit to conduct scientific research on marine mammals, submitted by Brent Stewart, Ph.D, J.D, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, 2595 Ingraham Street, San Diego, CA 92109, has been denied.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Central California Seabird Research Operations
Document Number: E7-14584
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO) for an authorization to take California sea lions, Pacific harbor seals, northern elephant seals and Steller sea lions, by harassment, incidental to central California seabird research operations on Southeast Farallon Island, Ano Nuevo Island, and Point Reyes National Seashore (NS). Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an authorization to PRBO to incidentally take, by harassment, small numbers of these species of pinnipeds during the next 12 months.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Cost Recovery Program
Document Number: E7-14574
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes a notification of fee percentages for cost recovery under the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program (Program). This action is intended to provide holders of crab allocations with the fee percentage for the 2007-2008 crab fishing year to calculate the required payment for cost recovery fees due by July 31, 2008.
National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of Increasing the Proposed Fiscal Year 2008 Disposal Level for Beryllium Metal
Document Number: E7-14559
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This notice is to advise the public that the National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee, co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State, is seeking public comments on the potential market impact of increasing the National Defense Stockpile's proposed Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Materials Plan disposal level for beryllium metal.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14542
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: E7-14541
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E7-14540
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Secretary of Commerce issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to Dimick International & Associates on May 15, 1990. Because this Certificate Holder has failed to file an annual report as required by law, the Secretary is revoking the certificate. This notice summarizes the notification letter sent to Dimick International & Associates.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures
Document Number: E7-14536
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the availability of the draft Amendment 2 to the Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and its accompanying proposed rule. Amendment 2 examines different management alternatives available to rebuild sandbar, dusky, and porbeagle sharks, consistent with the 2006 shark stock assessments, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act), and other applicable law. The proposed rule to implement Amendment 2 would, among other things, allow for a limited shark research fishery for sandbar sharks, establish a trip limit for commercial harvest of non-sandbar large coastal sharks (LCS), prohibit the landing and possession of porbeagle sharks, require all sharks landed to have fins attached through landing, eliminate the regions and trimester seasons, and modify the species that can be landed by recreational fishermen. These changes could affect all fishermen who fish for sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-14499
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Commerce
The U.S. Department of Commerce, the European Commission, and the Article 29 Working Party on Data Protection will jointly sponsor a Conference on Cross Border Data Flows, Data Protection, and Privacy in Washington, DC, October 15-16, 2007.
National Estuarine Research Reserve System
Document Number: E7-14487
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing a thirty day public comment period on the revised Wells (Maine) National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan which will begin on the day this announcement is published. Comments should be sent within the comment period in hard copy or e-mail to Doris Grimm at Doris.Grimm@noaa.gov or NOAA's Estuarine Reserves Division, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve was designated in February 1984 pursuant to Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1461. Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), a state must revise its management plan every five years. The reserve has been operating under a management plan approved in 1996. The submission of this plan fulfills this requirement and sets a course for successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. Since the last management plan, the Wells Reserve acquired two key parcels of land, changed its boundary, constructed needed facilities, and has implemented several system-wide programs. It acquired the 27- acre Alheim property and the 2\1/2\-acre Lord parcel, and changed its boundary to include 359 acres of the watershed areas of the Reserve. The Reserve built the Maine Coastal Ecology Center, new interpretive exhibits, the Alheim Commons dormitory, and the Forest Learning Shelter, and equipped and opened the Coastal Resource Library. This new management plan serves as the primary guidance document for the operation of the Wells Reserve's core and system-wide programs in research and monitoring, education and coastal training, and resource management and stewardship. The plan provides guidance on the acquisition of land to be added to the Reserve and on the construction and renovation of buildings and exhibits that support NERR programs. It also guides the Reserve in important related programs, such as volunteerism and outreach to communities to encourage stewardship of coastal resources in southern Maine. The Wells Reserve is a public/private partnership whose administrative oversight is vested in the Reserve Management Authority (RMA). This independent state agency was established in 1990 to support and promote the interests of the Wells Reserve. The RMA has a Board of Directors composed of representatives having a property, management, or program interest in the Wells Reserve. The RMA members represent the Maine Department of conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Town of Wells, the Laudholm Trust, the Maine State Planning Office, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Reporting of Sea Turtle Entanglement in Pot Gear Fisheries
Document Number: E7-14464
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Gear-Marking Requirements for the Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan
Document Number: E7-14463
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Notice of Intent to Rescind Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-14461
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is currently conducting the semi-annual 2006 new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (``shrimp'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). We preliminarily determine that Maoming Changxing Foods Co., Ltd. (``Maoming Changxing'') has failed to demonstrate its eligibility for a separate rate in this new shipper review. Therefore, we have preliminarily determined that this new shipper review should be rescinded. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary notice of intent to rescind.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program
Document Number: E7-14460
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: E7-14459
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with June anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received a request to revoke one antidumping duty order in part.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Information on Articles for Physically or Mentally Handicapped Persons Imported Free of Duty
Document Number: E7-14458
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 715-1883 and 881-1745
Document Number: E7-14457
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Permit No. 715-1883 for conduct of research on northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) has been issued to the North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium (NPUMMRC), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.; and Permit Amendment No. 881-1745-02 has been issued to the The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC), Seward, AK, for conduct of research on Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in captivity at the ASLC.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Business and Professional Classification Report
Document Number: E7-14456
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Region Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology Omnibus Amendment
Document Number: E7-14455
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils (Councils) have submitted an Omnibus Amendment to the Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) of the Northeast Region to establish a Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology (SBRM), incorporating a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and preliminary Regulatory Impact Review (RIR), for review by the Secretary of Commerce, and is requesting comments from the public. The SBRM Amendment would establish an SBRM for all 13 Northeast Region FMPs, as required under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The proposed measures include: Bycatch reporting and monitoring mechanisms; analytical techniques and allocation of at-sea fisheries observers; an SBRM performance standard; a review and reporting process; framework adjustment and annual specifications provisions; a prioritization process; and provisions for industry-funded observers and observer set- aside programs.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14454
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census Employment Inquiry
Document Number: E7-14453
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14452
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Amendment 3 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of the Caribbean and Amendment 5 to the Joint Fishery Management Plan for the Spiny Lobster Fishery Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic
Document Number: E7-14451
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) intends to prepare a DEIS to describe and analyze management alternatives to be included in an amendment to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and the FMP for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. These alternatives will consider measures to implement a minimum import size on spiny lobster. The purpose of this notice of intent is to solicit public comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the DEIS.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Amendment 14/27
Document Number: E7-14450
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted a joint Amendment 14 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and Amendment 27 to the FMP for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico for review, approval, and implementation by NMFS. Amendment 14/27 proposes actions to reduce the red snapper catch, bycatch, and discard mortality in the directed commercial and recreational fisheries and the shrimp fishery. The intended effect of joint Amendment 14/27 is to end overfishing for red snapper between 2009 and 2010 and rebuild the stock by 2032 in compliance with the red snapper rebuilding plan.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-14387
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee, in August, 2007, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 07-3657
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
Surrogate Country Selection in Proceedings Involving Non-Market Economy Countries; Request for Comment
Document Number: E7-14448
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is seeking a second round of public comment on an aspect of its non-market economy (``NME'') methodology in antidumping proceedings. The Department is requesting comment on certain aspects of the methodology by which it selects an economically comparable market economy country to serve as a surrogate for the NME country under investigation or review.
Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: E7-14375
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: E7-14370
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-3638
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pelagic Shelf Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-3637
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pelagic shelf rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 total allowable catch (TAC) of pelagic shelf rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 07-3636
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 total allowable catch (TAC) of northern rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan Review
Document Number: 07-3608
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP) is preparing a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) to supplement and/or replace information contained in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS or Sanctuary) management plan review. The SDEIS will analyze revisions to the Sanctuary's proposed action that would, in effect, prohibit the following discharges within the Sanctuary: (1) All sewage from vessels 300 gross registered tons (GRT) or more, including cruise ships and oceangoing ships; and (2) graywater from vessels 300 GRT or more, including from cruise ships, and from oceangoing ships with the capability to hold graywater while within the Sanctuary.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: E7-14334
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Tuesday, August 14, from 8:10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, August 15, from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology is composed of fifteen members appointed by the Director of NIST who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations. The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for the Institute, its organization, its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The agenda will include an update on NIST with an overview of its role in U.S. science and technology. Several laboratory tours also will be featured. The meeting will conclude with an extended discussion on the overall role NIST plays in the nation's innovation enterprise. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/director/vcat/ agenda.htm.